Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Day 473

Arowana babies! Found the pictures on the internet.
The power failure and loss of fish always makes me better at this hobby, the second pump was hooked to second circuit. This will keep fish alive in case of a short or or something to trip the breaker.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Day 472 a Christmas Day disaster when I got home. Light on 380gal. shorted out and tripped the power to the tank. Lost two large Pacu, Lima shovelnose cat, and other catfish...Largest Pacu was upside down but breathing. Did a 50% water change, Pacu upside down for days...but swimming this morning. He's all beat up. Got thinking that one of my two pumps has to go on a another circuit, then at least one pump will always run. Minimizing fish loss.
Working on power set up and another water change today.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Day 465

This is Errin's 75gal., this was my old piranha tank...good job, tank looks great!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Day 463

This is the inside of 388gal., emptied all the black sand that was left in tank from previous owner. This tank has old thick silicone inside, so I started to remove it. This silicone has turned white over the years, it is an inch or more thick from the corners. I will remove all old silicone and resilcone inside of tank...more pictures to come.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Day 453

Looks like old Flowerhorn in tank#2 has pop-eye...going to try and medicate. This fish has been sick for weeks, I'll keep treating.
Here is an aquarium gallon calculator in case you didn't know : L"xW"xH" then divide by 231

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Day 451

Ok I'm good! I just needed a day to clean and sort fish stuff, feeling better about whole hobby. Did water changes, cleaned filters, washed gravel in buckets in garage. Mailed out an air pump to someone on line...down on their luck and money, needed one for their 55gal.
 I cleaned sand out of 75gal., it's ready to be picked up. Fed all the fish and I'm good.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Day 450

Ok made it to day 450 of my blog! I lack some motivation in this hobby, I don't know if I'm overwhelmed or what. Think I will spend tomorrow working on tanks in basement, concentrate on some of the bigger projects. Get down and get my hands dirty...that usually works for me.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Day 449

Piranha's moved to 135gal.

135gal.cichlids moved to 155gal. bowfront...filling.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Day 446

I had some fish find new homes, I was getting overstocked. Some went to friends and some went to a school fish tank in Rob's class. Post a picture soon. Female Oscar went to Rob's house. 10 day ick treatment worked in tank#3 and #4. Old Flowerhorn in tank#2 had infection on his body and head, this tank temperature was raised to 86* and salt added. At day 5 the infection is looking better, I will hold the high temp. and salt for five more days then a 50% water change. Holiday break we(Rob and I) will work on his stand, needs to be rewelded, and build a double stand for my 220gal.&180gal. Rob is planning on taking "Big Boy Flowerhorn" home over the break.